Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Beale hints at league switch

Kurtley Beale has spoken of his admiration for rugby league
Kurtley Beale has spoken of his admiration for rugby league

Australia five-eighth Kurtley Beale has admitted he would like to make the cross-code switch to rugby league one day.

The 24-year-old played the 13-a-side code is his junior days and, while he is likely to remain a Wallaby until at least the 2015 World Cup, he conceded the chance to test himself in the NRL was appealing.

"It's always lingering in the back of my mind," Melbourne Rebels star Beale said, after completing a cross-code training session with NRL side the Storm.

"I'm a massive fan of rugby league and I played it all my junior career.

"I'm always switching channels to watch it on the weekend.

"Hopefully later on, in the years to come, I will be able to put my hand up and have a crack at it."

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